|Salary:||£35,559 to £48,855 per annum|
|Placed On:||8th December 2022|
|Closes:||31st January 2023|
Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire
About Cranfield Forensic Institute
Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) provides a Centre of Excellence for the application of science, technology and other areas to law enforcement particularly through niche areas of forensic science and security studies. For years, CFI has been a home for innovation, expertise, and a strong centre for student community. Cranfield University in conjunction with matched funding from South-East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) have recently invested £7.2 million into the latest forensic equipment, teaching spaces and continued recruitment of experienced and industry relevant academic staff.
About the Role
You will be responsible for the technical operations of the two Forensic Laboratory buildings, co-located on the Cranfield Campus. One building houses the analytical laboratories and the second deals with the crime scene activities covered by a wide range of taught Masters Degrees, Doctoral students and academic staff research. You will expand the current technical team and will support teaching and research projects, working collegiately with academic, research and technical staff and students within the Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) and the wider University. The tasks will vary widely, and so candidates should demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills, have a ‘can-do’ attitude and be able to work to tight deadlines as part of a team.
You will deliver flexible premier technical support to Cranfield Forensic Institute stakeholders, utilising specialist technical skills to aid the delivery of funded research work and teaching and working in partnership with technical colleagues of all levels to ensure effective operation of the Centre as a whole.
You will have a first degree in a relevant scientific discipline or recognised and substantial technical expertise in a relevant area, acquired over a significant number of years.
In addition, you will have sound technical knowledge through experience of scientific OR technical discipline along with a working understanding of Health & Safety regulations and procedures.
In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.
Our Values and Commitments
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.
We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.
Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.
How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Fiona Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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